We've got a group in Poughkeepsie. We don't have a public meet-up because that seems like a lot of work, but we are open to new players. Check out my profile to see things we like to play (mostly medium to heavy Euros). We don't go in much for RPGs. There is a meet-up group called Mid-Hudson Gamers & Geeks that I think is more into lighter and ameri-style games.
I know they had played more heavy Euro stuff in the past, particularly when I was doing event planning. I ended up relocating to Albany are of NY and started a Meetup there, for the eastern part of NY, north of Westchester:
I am trying to provide a calendar for people to post events on Meetup and they don't have to pay.